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Forestry

Special Report: Engineering (02/05)

What better place to find new energy streams than the Mattagami River. Tembec engineers are working to re-power a string of hydroelectric dams on the tributary.

Research chair coup for AUC (01/05)

A prestigious research scientist is being added to the roster at the Great Lakes Forestry Centre (GLFC) and to the teaching ranks at Algoma University College (AUC). Dr. Jenny Cory, a research specialist in molecular ecology, arrives in Sault Ste.

States like Scrooge on softwood (01/05)

The Canadian softwood industry was angered and disappointed in mid-December when the United States Commerce Department decided to virtually maintain punitive trade duties on imported lumber.

Plans to close mill may be averted (01/05)

Kruger Inc., a parent company of Longlac Wood Industries (LWI), is currently evaluating the feasibility of a new softwood facility to manufacture oriented strand board (OSB) in Greenstone’s new industrial park.

Temiskaming sees the forest for the furniture (01/05)

John Gauvreau can see clearly now.

Venture targets North’s assets in non-timber forest products (11/04)

Dr. Luc Duchesne has marvelled for years at the vast potential of Northern Ontario’s relatively “unexplored” and underdeveloped non-timber forest products (NTFP).

Sault entering into bio-economy game (11/04)

An environmentally friendly pesticide and injector system that stops the Asian long-horned beetle in its tracks may be the impetus for a Sault Ste. Marie bio-economy cluster now in the planning stages.

Mill layoffs create need for action plan (11/04)

Smooth Rock Falls has not felt the effects of planned layoffs at a Tembec’s kraft pulp mill in the community, although the town intends to establish an adjustment committee and hire a consultant by next year, says the mayor of the community.

Columbia expanding veener plant (11/04)

As part of a division-wide modernization plan, Columbia Forest Products will begin a multimillion-dollar expansion at its Rutherglen veener plant.

Forestry sector needs “room to grow” (11/04)

A proposed overhaul of Ontario’s protected areas legislation should not take more wood out of Ontario’s dwindling wood supply by allowing the creation of more protected areas, says a forestry industry official.